Bank manager's uncle testifies in Sibu murder trial


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 23 Feb 2016

SIBU: The trial of the murder of a former Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank branch manager resumed Tuesday at the High Court with an uncle of the victim testifying.  

Businessman Lau Chek Hing, 55, who is the 12th prosecution witness, told the court that when he rushed to the victim's house after being informed by the accused, he had a brief conversation with the victim's son, then three years old.  

Lau said the boy told him that when the killing took place, the accused covered his mouth with her hand and told him not to shout. After that the accused used a blanket to cover him up.  

He was testifying in the murder trial of Wong Jing Kui's 34-year-old wife Ling Hang Tsyr, who faces an amended murder charge with her male companion Andrew Tiong King Guan, 29, who is still at large.  

The charge said Hang Tsyr and Tiong had a common intention by way of conspiracy and allegedly abetted one Ling Hoe Ing, 26, in the murder of Wong.  

The offence is punishable under Section 109 and Section 302 of the Penal Code read together with Section 34 of the same Code, which provides for the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.  

Ling is currently serving a 16-year-jail passed on him on Oct 1, 2013 after he pleaded guilty to the alternative charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.   

The offence allegedly took place at the couple’s house in Ulu Sg Merah at about 1.30am on June 14, 2012.  

Lau testified that he was at the victim's house from 1.37am to 5.30am and during this time, police spent three hours to conduct investigations.  

Medical personnel also came to remove the body to the hospital.  

He recalled that medical personnel certified that the victim had died after checking his pulse and eyes.  

To a question by DPP Senior Federal Counsel Mohd Iskandar Ahmad, Lau said the accused was calm after his son, Albert Lau, told him that Wong had died.  

"The victim’s wife was also calm when she told her friends of the death," he said.

Ling had during his trial on Aug 25 last year said that he used a knife to stab Wong in the chest, leg, thigh and back.  

He also said that Tiong had allegedly asked him to commit the murder.  

In return, Tiong allegedly said he would help Ling settle a RM10,000 loan he owed his boss, who operated a gambling centre.  

Hearing before High Cout judge Justice Nurchaya Arshad continues Wednesday.

 

 


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